Super Bowl Ads Leave Me Unsatisfied JT February 2, 2009 Advertising, Sports 7 Comments I know that money is tight for a lot of the companies out there these days.Â For this reason, I expected a little more in the creativity department for those lucky enough to be able to afford Super Bowl air time.Â Overall, the spots, especially the food ads, left me empty.Â The few that I did find somewhat appealing wereâ€¦ Miller High Life:Â One Second Spot â€“ Talk about making the most of an opportunity.Â This one-second ad featured the lovable Miller High Life beer man shouting â€œHigh Life.â€Â Very creative and economical.Â Coke: Heist â€“ Just a great looking ad.Â I know itâ€™s not the greatest thing since sliced bread, but it just has a fun quality about it that made me take note.Â Also, no reference to the recent death of â€˜Classicâ€™ Coke, unfortunately. Pepsi: Pepsuber â€“ Any pop culture reference to MacGuyver is a good thing in my book.Â That said, this was good in concept, but pretty mediocre in execution.Â And wow â€“ does Richard Dean Anderson look old.Â Â Notable Mention for Being Terrible: Sobe: Lizard Lake â€“ from the â€˜what were they thinking dept?â€ comes this weird-a-rama display of NFL players doing ballet, CGI lizards and other junk â€“ and did I mention it was all in 3D?Â Pleaseâ€¦ Any additions/subtractions to the list? The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts JT Latest posts by JT (see all) Starbucks Enters New Beverage Territory - August 1, 2013 Dole’s Banana Dippers Look Promising - July 7, 2013 Time For Summer Food - June 20, 2013 7 Responses Derek February 3rd, 2009 The Magruber bit is actually a recurring short skit on Saturday Night Live — one of the good ones too. Without that frame of reference I would think the use of that skit as a commercial would be just kind of weird. Reply Claudia February 3rd, 2009 I was a big fan of the two Doritos commercials – The Chase and Beware the Crunch Reply Cary February 3rd, 2009 1. The Coke commercial was nice to look at, but watching a bottle of soda spilling into nature only reminded of Coke’s illegal toxic dumping in India. So a no thanks for that. 2. High Life- Meh. 3. Macgruber – why did it have to suck so hard? I mean, great premise, love McGuyver, why so terrible? The guy playing MacGruber was god awful. Acting doesn’t mean “act excited always!!!” In that case, Robin Williams would just show up to the Oscars and take every statue home. Reply JT February 3rd, 2009 Good points, Cary – it was just a weak field overall. Reply shatraw February 3rd, 2009 macgruber, like almost every over recurring SNL bit, was funny the first time, ok the second time and unbearable each subsequent time. the singular exception to this rule is wayne’s world, i think. as for other foodie commercials, don’t forget about pepsi’s other massively insulting spot –“the more things change, the more they stay the same” BS. conan o`brien’s swedish bud ad was OK though. Reply Marko February 6th, 2009 You need to correct the spelling: MacGyver NOT MacGuyver Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.